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Hotel Villas Escondidas
Ranked #7 of 9 Grecia B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 July 2013

A friend and I spent a long weekend at the Villas Escondidas after 5 days in San Jose. What a very pleasant suprise. Julio & his wife Maria and their daughter, Carla and her husband Nelson treated us as family. It was way beyond our expectations, from showing us where a restuarant was in Greecia to a tour of the Central Valley. They could not have been more friendly or accomadating in any fashion. Additionally the facilities are excellent starting with oversized rooms. The cabana & pool are excellent as well. I strongly recomend this to anyone looking for a quality hotel that is private with excellent amenities.

Room Tip: I believe all rooms are the same size. Oversized compared to other hotels with a sitting are and tab...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We found this oasis strictly by accident, and what a wonderful treat this accidental finding turned out to be. Our hosts, Julio and Maria were most congenial, the rooms were spotless and comfortable, and breakfast and coffee were wonderful. They were most helpful in setting on our way to adventures to the Poas Volcano, and to a sidetrip to the very pretty La Paz Falls. Would we stay there again? Absolutely. Would we recommend Hotel Villas Escondidas to other travellers? Absolutely. Thank you Julio and Maria. We hope to keep in touch with you via social media and we look forward to seeing you again on our next visit to Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank GARY C
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

Hands down the best place that my fiance and I stayed while in Costa Rica for a week long adventure.

Gated and well lit, the entire property sits on a beautiful 7+ acres of lush, green, and colorful landscape. The villas and pool are located on the top portion of a really cool piece of land that rolls down to a peaceful and secluded stream full of local wildlife. The rooms are incredibly spacious and the bathrooms have large walk in showers with HOT water, and good plumbing.

The awesome blue pool with a swim up bar and overhead waterfall make for a lazy day of barbecuing, chillaxing by the pool, or napping in the shade underneath a Tiki hut. Also great for some night swimming.

Close to Grecia, there are restaurants and stores where you can shop for food and cook in the full kitchen by the pool's covered lanai. It' a great way to save yourself some money. While we were there, the owners turned us on to some really cool "locals only" places where we could go explore and experience all Costa Rica has to offer.

Out of all the unique facets of Villas Escondidas, I would say that the owners (an awesome family of genuine people), set it apart from anywhere else that you might stay. Friendly, kind, professional, and knowledgeable of the area and CR in general, Julio, Izabel, and Nelson make this place special. We had originally only planned to stay there one night, but after spending a couple of hours with the husband and wife sharing some rum by the pool, we decided that there was no better place that we could possibly be. We charged our plans and stayed an extra night.

A truly unique gem that embodies the very idea of Pura Vida, Villas Escondidas will take your trip to a new level. We will unequivocally be staying there every time that we have the opportunity to explore Costa Rica in the future.

Thank you for making our stay one-of-a-kind and something that we will never forget!!!

C & L
Dallas, TX

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Villa Escondidas. In all we spent three nights there, two nights early in the vacation, then we had to return so spent another night just before leaving Costa Rica. Everything was great - the rooms, the pool, the property, the breakfast. But most of all - Julio and Maria are amazing hosts - friendly and full of ideas for places to visit. We had one special treat of being shown around the area with them, which we were not expecting. We were treated like family. It was a perfect last day of our vacation. The location is gorgeous - it's perfectly quiet and peaceful. Thanks so much.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

After 5 days of adventure vacationing, this was the perfect place to end our vacation. It's a wonderful retreat. The only problem for us was we didn't have time to stay longer. Julio and Maria are wonderful hosts. Julio's suggestions on how to spend our 2 days in the central valley were great. Fortunately for us, he was able to spend those 2 days as our personal guide. It was so much more fun with him instead of a tour group. Villas Escondidas has beautiful grounds, pool, comfortable rooms and hosts that make you feel like you are visiting friends or family.
Thanks Julio and Maria for a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

This peaceful retreat with tranquil views of green valleys, subtle breezes and quiet nights will have you and yours wanting more of these surroundings.
The Villas host beautiful waterfalls and should not be missed on stay here. Make sure to take your cameras. The pool is so inviting and a waterfall streams into it.
The best prices I found, very clean rooms, even the screens get cleaned!
The best of all are the hosts... Julio, Izabel, Carla and Nelson, made our stay complete. They not only are great hosts but are very knowledgeable of the area and can be guides to where you would want to visit. They recommended a beautiful beach, Samara, where we stayed for five days because we loved it so much, Izabel knew exactly what I needed. I have told all my friends and family about this beautiful family run business and I will be back for a stay with them. If you have a sore anything Izabel has a cure...Thanks for helping my sore throat Iza.
I will see you very soon .

Room Tip: all rooms are good.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

My wife had booked two nights here for our family of five as our starting point in Costa Rica in the process of moving here for an extended time. I had no expectations but was extremely pleased with all aspects of the hotel. The grounds are lovely, peaceful and have great views. Our kids absolutely loved the pool. The owners really are super friendly, offering plenty of great travel advice. And, to top it all off, the price is very reasonable. My only regret is not staying here longer. If you are looking for a clean, peaceful, safe and relaxing place to stay, this is your hotel. Looking forward already to coming again in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Villas Escondidas

Address: 100 oeste Pulperia Y | Puente de Piedra, Grecia 03, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Grecia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Grecia
Price Range: £42 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best choice while staying in the central region,beautiful small hotel managed by owners will make sure your stay is a wonderful experience. cozy well decorated spacious rooms, bar and restaurante, green areas, creek and waterfall in the property only 20 minutes from the airport lots of trees and birdwtching secluded yet very close to the city. come and enjoy! ... more   less 
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